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SAE Vehicle Electrification 2011-05-25

  • Magazine Issue
  • 11EVSD0525
Published May 25, 2011 by SAE International in United States
  • English
  • Prime time for batteries
    Forecasts very on how many, and when, electrified vehicles will hit the streets, but auto and battery makers are ramping up efforts like there's no tomorrow.
  • In energy storage, materials matter
    Batteries being electrochemical devices, innovation and advances in chemistry and materials are key to what everyone agrees is the need for improved performance and life.
  • Comparing thermal characteristics of Li-ion celss
    Most Li-ion battery suppliers require that the cell temperature be as uniform as possible to achieve optimal battery performance and avoid battery system failure. But some materials in Li-ion cells have low thermal stability.
  • The world plugs into EVs
    As matters begin to settle in terms of connector types, charge-station makers are ramping up to meet the needs of a growing population of plug-in vehicles.